I think its ok for all celebriites to voice their opinion whether I agree with them are not. When I say its "ok for some and not for others", that is in the mind of those who critisize the liberals but not the conservatives, I am not speaking for myself.
Actually, I think its a good thing for celebrities to have an interest in politics and issues even if I don't agree with them. Its the public who may give their voice more importance than it deserves but that does not mean they should have to give up their right to an opinion. I just wish idiots like Rush Limbaugh saw it the same way(and what the hell makes him qualified to have an opinion and not other drug addicts????
) I respect Charlton Heston for having the courage to make his beliefs known even if I don't agree with them., although I think you're drawing a convenient distiction about his instance being different because it was a job for him. Are all celebrities who desire to work for an cause to quit making movies or whatever before they are can do that?
I think Penn and Spacey are sadly mistaken on Chavez but its still their right to be wrong and really, I don't think what they think has much affect on the US public.
I think you're comment on how the list of liberal celebriities being much longer than the conservative (Mel is a US citizen btw-he was born here and they moved to Austrailia when he was a kid) is not an argument for them not having the right to express themselves. Remember the man this thread is suppose to be about-and there are more. Actually, I think it smacks of envy-liberals really "have" the best celebrities - I think conservatives are at the heart of the matter, jealous.
(take heart, the country music world is by far populated with conservatives